Scout Tafoya of Roger Ebert.com assembled a list of the "Greatest Films Directed by Women" over on his personal blog.…
The Perfect World Meets The Perfect Assassin
400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
This is like a film that would be played, on mute, in the background during a party at your weird friend's house while he plays Ministry on a CD-R and some guy named Trevor talks about how he hates his job at Best Buy.
Film #30 of "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task #16: A cyberpunk film!
Let's get this straight...this film pulls off many incredible feats.
1) Adapts an iconic cartoon TV show into an incredible work of art.
2) Completely nails the look and feel and even the quiet brooding mood of the original material. The worldbuilding captured here is remarkable.
3) If you haven't watched the original series, the storyline renders an adaptation impossible. It is virtually unfilmable as a feature film. Not anymore.
4) Darn near perfect casting across the board anchored by a perfect characterization of Aeon herself by Charlize Theron. How come no one talks about this film when talking about her career?
5) The storyline…
Does a great job of replicating the pervy bio-organic weirdness of the cartoon, with vaguely vaginal poison dart-shooting security fruit, spies passing sensitive stolen technologies with their tongues, or Sophie Okonedo's hand-feet. But it was probably a mistake to try to manufacture a decipherable plot out of what was always an intentionally narratively baffling feat of imaginative futurist design and impossible animated acrobatics. There's just too much talking and explaining, and what should be carried off with alluring silence instead seems like intentional camp. That's not necessarily bad, but unfortunately Kusama's action has been sliced to ribbons for a PG-13, and in the occasional instance when it's not, you get bland stuff like Charlize spinning in place with a machine gun, and so most of what was lithe and visceral in the source material ends up a generic blur here.
Logan's Run meets Zardoz with Charlize Theron kicking some major butt and somehow it still manages to be boring.
It looks great and has a very interesting premise (it also has a highly unexpected Pete Postlethwaite cameo!) but it's hamstrung by a terrible script, clumsy action editing, appalling techno music (it's an MTV movie! The score's not all bad though), it's too camp in places, the support acting is of the decidedly wooden variety and it has a main character called Trevor.
My friend Henry gave this to me, what a wonderful surprise, since like everybody else on the planet I missed it the first time round.
So in 2011 a virus kills everyone apart from some people who now live in some future city of something. A woman catches a bug with her eye lid. This is Aeon Flux, the holder of the Worst Character Name Ever Championship Belt until Cypher Raige came along. So Aeon Flux is all boooo the government are bad and her whole deal is she kills government people. Also she's Charlize Theron and her sister gets killed so she goes out for revenge I guess.
There's surveillance tech which is apparently some all seeing pool of…
i would be honoured to be murdered by charlize theron :))))
I've been wanting to see this film for a long time now, and finally I did...and it was just OK. Maybe if I saw the source material I would like it more, but this just felt like a typical mid 2000's "hey lets make a scifi movie" kinda film. Charlize Theron looks absolutely gorgeous though so it makes the film a bit more watchable :)
I feel like there's some value in this?
It was enjoyable but I wouldn't recommend it. Just a little too over the top and yet not all the way over for my tastes. Directing is great, the actors did wonderful, just something about it that doesn't quite give you the "Wow, I really watched something" feeling.
More like Æon Sucks.
In a dystopian future, a deadly virus has wiped out 99% of Earth's population. The ones who survived live in a walled city created and governed by the scientist who found a cure for the virus. But after 400 years not everyone is happy with the situation and a resistance movement starts brewing. Mysterious Aeon Flux is the movement's top operative and soon she is ordered to assassinate the city's ruler.
"Ambitious failure" is the best description I can give for this strange beast of a movie. Ostensibly based on a cult MTV manga series, it tries to expand the story and pose some compelling questions about what makes us human, and the future of our species.
But eventually the…
A easily forgettable and uninspired take on the MTV series from the 1990s. The movie has very little in common if anything with it's namesake and is a letdown, but the star is quite attractive if that means anything...
La vi en el cine y sólo recuerdo que me pareció una gran mierda pinchada en un palo.
It struggled. On just about everything.
But then Charlize Theron kicked ass.
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